Mark Howard Thomas has quit Helmut Lang, barely two years after being appointed creative director of menswear of the fashion house - leaving one month after presenting a critically acclaimed Lang show in New York.
Following on from Shayne Oliver, Glenn Martens will design the Diesel Red Tag collection set to be unveiled at the next men's Fashion Week in Milan. Diesel Black Gold, however, will not have a show this season.
And they are off. Applications opened Friday for aspiring talent in the LVMH Prize, the most financially beneficial annual award in fashion. Young hopefuls - limited to under 40 years - have until February 4 to apply.
In a major move, the house of Helmut Lang has chosen the experienced menswear designer Mark Howard Thomas to be its new Creative Director for menswear. Thomas, 41, joins Helmut Lang from Joseph, the UK-based house.